Producers of the You Can’t Take It With You Pulitzer Prize-winning revival by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, are pleased to announce the show will reach its 100th performance on Thursday, November 20th 2014 at the 7:00 p.m. performance at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street)
You Can’t Take It With You began previews on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, opened on Sunday, September 28th, 2014 and extended its initial limited run to Sunday, February 22nd 2015. Tickets are sold on Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.
Here’s what some of the critics have said about the production:
“ONE OF THE MOST PERSUASIVE WORKS OF PURE ESCAPISM IN BROADWAY HISTORY. IT WILL HAVE YOU GRINNING LIKE AN IDIOT AND BEAMING FROM CURTAIN TO CURTAIN.
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"ENDEARING, ENDURING AND ENDLESSLY WITTY. YOU’LL LAUGH YOURSELF SILLY."
— Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News
“IRRESISTIBLE! A DELICIOUS TREAT! HIGHLY INFECTIOUS LUNACY!”
-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"A LAUGH-A-MINUTE EVENING THAT BORDERS ON EUPHORIA!"
— David Finkle, The Huffington Post
"HOWLINGLY FUNNY! ZANY AND HARD TO RESIST!"
— David Cote, Time Out NY
“A LAUGH-TILL-YOU-CRY RIOT! IT CRACKLES AND POPS, THANKS TO THE BATTALION OF EXPERT ZANIES SURROUNDING ITS SOLID ANCHOR,
JAMES EARL JONES.”
-Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post
“A WHIZ-BANG EVENING! THE AUDIENCE ROARS!”
-Mark Snetiker, Entertainment Weekly
“THEY DON’T MAKE ‘EM MUCH BETTER THAN THIS!”
-Roma Torre, NY1
The production is directed by six-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Curtains, 1776), and stars Tony Award and Outer Critics’ Circle winner James Earl Jones (Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Fences, The Great White Hope) as Martin Vanderhof, two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne* (“Damages,” Bridesmaids, Neighbors) as Alice Sycamore, Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She’s Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man) as The Grand Duchess Olga, Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Wicked, “Masters of Sex”) as Essie Carmichael, Tony Award nominee Johanna Day (Proof, August: Osage County) as Mrs. Kirby, three-time Drama Desk nominee Julie Halston (Anything Goes, The Divine Sister) as Gay Wellington, Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) as Mr. Kirby, Patrick Kerr (Stage Kiss, The Ritz) as Mr. De Pinna, Fran Kranz (Death of a Salesman) as Tony Kirby, Mark Linn-Baker (A Funny Thing…Forum, “Perfect Strangers,” My Favorite Year) as Paul Sycamore, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) as Penelope Sycamore, Tony Award nominee Reg Rogers (Holiday, The Royal Family) as Boris Kolenkhov, Will Brill (Act One) as Ed Carmichael, Nick Corley (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as a G-Man, Austin Durant (War Horse) as a G-Man, Theatre World Award winner Crystal A. Dickinson (Clybourne Park) as Rheba, Marc Damon Johnson (Lucky Guy) as Donald, Karl Kenzler (Mary Poppins) as Henderson, and Joe Tapper (Witnessed By The World) as a G-Man.
The design team includes: scenic design by Tony Award nominee David Rockwell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), costume design by 2014 special Tony Award recipient Jane Greenwood (Act One, Waiting for Godot), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Donald Holder (South Pacific, The Lion King), sound design by Jon Weston (The Bridges of Madison County), and hair and wig design by Tom Watson (Act One, Waiting for Godot). Three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, The Last Five Years, Parade) composed original music for the production.
You Can’t Take It With You is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Dominion Pictures, Gutterman & Winkler, Daryl Roth, Terry Schnuck, Jane Bergère, Caiola Productions, Rebecca Gold, LaRuffa & Hinderliter, Larry Magid, Gabrielle Palitz, Spisto & Kierstead, SunnySpot Productions, VenuWorks Theatricals, Jessica Genick and Will Trice.
The original production of the play opened at the Booth Theater on December 14, 1936, and played for 837 performances. The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.